Education Week Profiles North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

Education Week Profiles North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

May 17, 2017

According to Education Week, “North Dakota officials are bracing for a fight with the federal Education Department,” when it comes to their ESSA plan. Some experts say the state’s plan pushes the envelope on flexibility in that, “school districts would not be required to identify ineffective teachers, as the law requires, but instead would identify how much “ineffective teaching” occurs at a school.” The state would also not rank its public schools, but rather just categorize a handful as “needing continuous improvement.” State and local educators are embracing the plan and gearing up to rally behind it